Danny Gokey and Leyicet Peralta to marry in January
Looks like we’ve got more ‘congratulations’ to offer. Another holiday engagement has been announced by Danny Gokey. I think everyone remembers Danny from his American Idol days. Danny was a finalist in season 8 of the show. And we all remember his story about his first wife, Sophia, who died following what was to have been routine heart surgery. Danny then established a Sophia’s Heart, an organization that exists “to mend and heal the hearts of children and families who have been touched by poverty, sickness, disease, broken homes and broken dreams.”
His web site said, “Danny’s passion and focus for the last three years has been his country music career and launching Sophia’s Heart Foundation. He is thrilled to have found Leyicet who also shares his passion and desire to help children and families in need. Accordingly, Danny & Leyicet have requested to their wedding guests that all gifts be in the form of a donation to Sophia’s Heart.”
The site also had a statement from Danny and Leyicet that reads: “We are thankful for so many of the blessings God has given us. It is our desire to see homeless children and families be kept together and lifted back on their feet through the help of Sophia’s Heart. We love and appreciate you all.”
I have been fortunate to see Danny on stage. And, I am very happy to say that I met him, and had an opportunity to talk to him a little when he was at one of our local fairs. He’s a great guy, a great talent, and certainly knows how to show his appreciation to his fans. I wish the couple the best, and of course – wish Danny all the best as he continues his career in country music.
That’s all for now. I will be back later.
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